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Aftershock rattles a reeling Mexico

MEXICO CITY - A new earthquake sent residents streaming into the streets of Mexico City early Saturday, creating a fresh wave of alarm in a country still reeling from two powerful earthquakes over the last three weeks.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the new temblor, which hit just before 8 a.m. local time with a magnitude of 6.1, was centered about 325 miles southeast of Mexico City in the state of Oaxaca, the region that took the brunt of the magnitude 8.1 quake on Sept. 7.

Saturday's quake came as rescue crews continued to search for survivors in the ruins of flattened buildings in Mexico City from

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